Hit by a Car in New Mexico? Call our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer


October 29, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Understanding Your Rights After You Have Been Hit by a Car in New Mexico: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

No one plans to be hit by a car.  But our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that when a pedestrian is hit by a car in New Mexico,  it can be life changing.  This is because pedestrian knockdown cases are cause some of the most severe and catastrophic injuries.  People who are hit by a car have no protections like airbags, seatbelts, side curtains, or even just the steel shell of a vehicle around them.  This means that a pedestrian is at the full mercy of the vehicle striking him or her. 

Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer will work with you, your family, your treating healthcare providers, and first responders to determine what occurred, who is at fault, what your injuries are, and what you should be compensated for the ordeal.  We also work with some of the leading experts in accident reconstruction, medical examiners, life care planners, engineers (including biomechanical engineers), and other experts to help prove your case.  Call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn what we can do for you today.

Liability in New Mexico After Being Hit by a Car

Whether you were in a crosswalk or not, walking with or against a light, or whether you were waived on by a driver before being hit, there are many complicated nuances of the law surrounding pedestrian knockdowns.  Do not discount your case and your rights simply because you were in between cars, not in a crosswalk, or were walking against the light.  Even though these factors are against you, these factors do not give motorists a right to run you over.

Moreover, a motorist has an obligation to see what there is to be seen in the use and operation of his or her motor vehicle.  The standard of care is one of reasonable care under the circumstances.  This means that a driver most exercise reasonable care in operating his or her motor vehicle to avoid colliding with pedestrians.  Thus, even if a pedestrian is walking out in the middle of the road not in a crosswalk or against the light, the motorist will must do what a reasonable person would in similar circumstances.  Undoubtedly, a reasonable person would stop or avoid the pedestrian and not cause a pedestrian collision.  

Damages After Being Hit by an Auto

Since a person hit by a car is unprotected with safety equipment such as airbags, seatbelts, and similar safety devices, including just the steel shell of the vehicle, serious personal injuries are very likely.  Some of the most common personal injuries caused by a New Mexico pedestrian collision include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Broken bones/fractured bones;
  • Significant scarring or disfigurement;
  • Organ injuries, including ruptured organs or lacerated organs;
  • Nerve injuries, including brachial plexus injuries;
  • Orbital blowout fractures;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Paralysis; 
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many other types of injuries.  

Call our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer if You Have Been Hit by a Car in New Mexico

Victims of a pedestrian knockdown or collision should call our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn what his or her rights to compensation may be.  Please call the Mark Caruso  for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you today.  We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can help.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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